Restaurant to Bring More Than 120 Full- and Part-Time Jobs to Back Bay Neighborhood
BOSTON (Jan. 5, 2021) – Boston’s first Chick-fil-A® restaurant is slated to open for business in Copley Square on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Matt DeMichele-Rigoni as the independent franchised Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Copley Square. DeMichele-Rigoni will be responsible for all day-to-day activities of the business, including employing more than 120 full- and part-time Team Members, cultivating relationships with local organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving guests. Chick-fil-A Copley Square is located at 569 Boylston St., at the intersection of Boylston Street and Clarendon Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving guests safely. Chick-fil-A Copley Square will open for carry-out service only. Guests can take advantage of contactless ordering and payment through the free Chick-fil-A® App or through online ordering. To learn more about Chick-fil-A’s safety protocols, please visit the COVID-19 response page.
In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100® Grand Opening celebration, Chick-fil-A Copley Square will be surprising 100 local heroes making an impact in Boston with free Chick-fil-A for a year. Additionally, in honor of the new restaurant opening, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 to Feeding America. The funds will be distributed to partners within the greater Boston area to aid in the fight against hunger.
Locally Owned and Operated
Chick-fil-A Copley Square is locally owned and operated by Matt DeMichele-Rigoni. A Boston native, DeMichele-Rigoni started his career with Chick-fil-A as a Team Member at a restaurant location in a mall just outside of the city. After working as a Team Member at two other locations, he transitioned to serving as the Operations Director and as a Grand Opening Trainer for restaurants in the surrounding area. His first and only job, DeMichele-Rigoni describes his journey with Chick-fil-A as a vital part of growing up and views his fellow Chick-fil-A employees as his family.
After more than 14 years of learning the ins and outs of Chick-fil-A business, DeMichele-Rigoni looks forward to establishing a “home away from home” atmosphere for his Team Members at Chick-fil-A Copley Square. Alongside his husband, João, DeMichele-Rigoni is thrilled to serve the Boston community with great-tasting food and genuine hospitality.
“I am thrilled to introduce Chick-fil-A to the Boston community, and I look forward to our restaurant serving as a place where all Team Members and guests are welcomed and shown care,” said DeMichele-Rigoni. “I am proud to call Boston my home, and I look forward to building new relationships and welcoming the community into our new restaurant.”
Team Member Investment
Chick-fil-A franchised Operators are committed to hiring, developing and retaining top talent, and providing a positive work environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. They also offer their Team Members opportunities for flexible work hours and leadership growth, competitive pay and benefits, hands-on training and mentoring, and the chance to apply for scholarships to support their continuing education.
Quality Ingredients; Delicious Food
Chick-fil-A focuses on serving customers great-tasting food made with high quality ingredients. The produce used in recipes is delivered to kitchens up to six times a week. Salads are made with whole fruits and vegetables that are chopped and prepared fresh throughout the day. Chick-fil-A Lemonade is made from three simple ingredients: lemon juice, sugar and water.
Breaded chicken is pressure cooked in 100%, fully refined peanut oil and all U.S. Chick-fil-A restaurants now serve chicken raised with No Antibiotics Ever, starting from the egg. By not allowing antibiotics of any kind, Chick-fil-A chicken meets the highest commitment for non-antibiotic use. For more information about the Chick-fil-A No Antibiotics Ever commitment, visit www.chick-fil-a.com/no-antibiotics-ever.
Commitment to Customer Service
With a longstanding tradition in the restaurant industry for setting high standards in customer service, Chick-fil-A earned recognition for providing the "best fast food customer service in America" according to America's Best Customer Service 2020 report by Newsweek, among other honors.
For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the Brand’s food, people and customers across the country, visit chick-fil-a.com. For the latest news and updates on Chick-fil-A Copley Square, visit the Chick-fil-A Copley Square Facebook page and follow along on Instagram.
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a restaurant company known for the Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich and signature hospitality. Represented by more than 200,000 Team Members, Operators and staff nationwide, Chick-fil-A serves guests freshly prepared food at more than 2,600 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, DC and Canada.
The family-owned and privately held restaurant company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy and is committed to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate.
A leader in customer service, Chick-fil-A was recognized as the No. 4 restaurant in America by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2021 and named America’s top drive-thru by QSR Magazine in 2021. Chick-fil-A was also awarded the Employee’s Choice by Glassdoor honoring top CEOs and named a Culture 500 Culture Champion in 2020. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com and via @ChickfilANews.